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Cooma basketball news
The Cooma Basketball Association
is underway with a Social Mixed
Competition being held on Monday
People interested in joining
can contact Jacob Wenban on
0488726885 or Kari Ingram on
This competition will run for the
school term one. The main season
will be held in terms two and
threw of the school calendar with
a men’s competition and women’s
Junior basketball, Miniball and
Aussie Hoop basketball will also be
run in term two and three.
Monaro High School is preparing
for a basketball tour to Byron Bay
and beyond from April 5 to 13 with a
dinner to be held on Friday March 3
where the guest speaker will be Cal
Cal was here in September to visit
the local schools and hold a two day
training camp which was a great hit.
In conjunction with his visit he will
once again hold a two day camp on
March 4 and 5.
This will be open to 12yrs/o
registered members of the Cooma
Basketball Association with full details
available next week.
Betty Longhurst and MHS will
issue a note that will be needed to be
returned with the money (room for 50
Cost will be $100 which includes a
ball and shirt. A further camp will be
held later in the year for the younger
The High School will also hold a
34-hour Marathon game on March
11/12 as a part of their preparation.
The AGM of the Association will be
held on Tuesday March 14 at 6pm at
the Ex-Service Club.
Registrations for 12 months are
Senior (turning 18) $80; Junior
(turning 12 to 17) $65; Miniball
(turning 8 to 11) $50; Aussie Hoop
(turning 4 to 7) $20.
Those who played last year are
covered until that rego runs out so
please check the board or check with
Betty Longhurst on 0457177162.
Cooma Golf Club news
Last Wednesday Brian Searl dominated on a day
of high scores to win A Grade with a blistering 45
Stableford points (74 off the stick) in the best round
of his career (so far).
Nathan McGrath won B Grade with 41 points
whilst Kerry Blencowe won C Grade with 42.
Roy Kerr led the ball winners with 40 points from
Warren Bray (40), Bill Dyball (39), Charlie Beaumont
(38) and Vic Carroll (38).
The Nearest the Pins both went to top shots with
Tony Monday closest on 9 and Tom Geach closest
Saturday’s Monthly Medal produced more good
scores with Steve Young winning A Grade with 66
nett and Ryan Morgan runner-up with 69 nett.
Paul Beaver had the best round of the day to take
out B Grade with 64 nett from Jeff Burgess with 69
Kerry Blencowe had his second win in a row
taking out C Grade with 68 nett on a count back
from Bill Dyball on a count back.
Balls were won by Gary Batten (67), Kim Howard
(69), Bob Ashcroft (69), Hunter Caldwell (69), Doug
Parker (70), Wayne Ryan (70), Nick Massari (70),
George Bowden (70) and Steve Edgenton (71).
A Grade Long Drive was won by Steve Wheatley,
B Grade Long Drive by John O’Shea and C Grade
Long Drive Kerry Blencowe.
Nearest the pins were won by Ryan Morgan and
Mike Introna on 9 and 17 respectively.
Sunday’s second round of the Thredbo Super
Stableford was won by Frank McKnight with 42
points, James Darley 39 points and Rulie Steinfort
Balls were won by Carolyn O’Byrne (37), Brian
Coyte (37), Heikki Evans (37), Jeff Burgess (37),
Steve Young (36) Robert Coyte (36) and Tony
Rulie Steinfort cleaned up, winning Nearest the Pin
on both 9 and 17 with two great shots.
Next Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday will all be
Cooma ladies golf news
Another large field contested the fifth round of the
Marilynne Weston Trophy last Wednesday.
The winner was Madge Butler with 21 points on
a countback. The runner-up was Dorothy Bilbow,
also 21 points.
Consistent ball striking was a feature of both
ladies’ games. Balls were won by Carolyn O’Byrne,
Yvonne Barnes and Rulie Steinfort, all on 19 points.
Gaye Wilson had Nearest The Pin, second shot,
on the 9th. At this stage there is one more round,
all scores are close and the competition could be
anyone’s. Saturday’s Monthly Medal was won by
Pat Crawford with a pleasing 72 net. Balls were
won by Lorraine McGregor, 73 net, and Yvonne
Barnes, 75 net.
Coming up: The Short Course Championships
on Sat, 18th Feb; The Ladies Club Championships
start Sun, 26th Feb.
See you on the course!
Cooma’s Athletics competition
U/6 Chantelle Douglass electrified the track on
Saturday with sensational run of 1:22.09 sec in the
U/6’s 300m run by breaking Clara Thornton time of
1:23.09 sec set in 2011.
Other great track results.
Olo Brademann 5:28.94 sec for the 1500m gave
him the opportunity to rattle the record for the U/13
before the season finale in March.
U/7 Ashton Jamison has been lowering his 300m
times over the past month and this week claims
another PB with 1:17.00 sec.
Ethan George (U/6) is only 5 sec off the 300m
record in his age group. This week Ethan ran an
impressive 1:24.54 sec.
Maria Tarasyuk (U/15) was the fastest over the
100m in 14.49 sec. I’m waiting to see what Maria
can do on a tartan track; we will have to wait until
March to find out.
In the U/12 Boys, they put on quite a show with
just metres separating them over the 100m and
200m, Jordan William taking out both events with
15.35 sec in the 100m and 32.16 sec over the 200m
journey. Louie Mould was just a whisker behind
in 15.47 sec and 33.64 sec over the 200m. With
Thomas King closing the gap on both boys with
15.80 sec and 34.15 sec in the longer event.
Burnum Brademann having his first outing over
the1500m showed good speed to clock 5:26.96
sec. Louie Mould also gave an impressive run over
the 1500m in 5:58.03 sec.
Top Field Events
Very little separated the top two field performances
this week, with Tanis Breden scrapping in by the skin
of his teeth with 22.30m hurl of the club.
Taylah Maurier pushed her PB in the U/14
Hammer throw out to 28.92m less than 2m shy of
the centre’s record of 30.88m held by Hayley Jones
(2014). Taylah is one of our athletes heading to
Canada on an athletics tour in our winter.
Louie Mould leapt another impressive distance in
the Long Jump with 4.01m.
Cameron Taylor and Cian Thornton pushed
each other in the U/9 club throwing competition on
Saturday with Cameron taking it out with 20.50m
and Cian just behind with 20.15m.
Jordan Davis (U/14) was just down on his PB
throw of 30.81m in the Hammer (4kg) from last
Saturday in Athletics ACT at AIS Track in Canberra.
This week Jordan only could manage 27.70m.
Jordan is one other Athletes going to Canada later
Emily Revelant and Grace Wadland, both U/9 girls
were only separated by 4cms in the club throwing
with Emily getting out a 12.08m throw and Grace
hurling it 12.04m.
Josh Southam (U/10) Cleared 1.15m in High
Little A’s ACT Little A’s Multi-Event Championship
26th February Woden Park
ACTLAA State Championships
17-18-19th March Woden Park
Athletics ACT (Seniors) State Championships
17—18-19th February AIS Track
Nationally Australian Open and Youth
26th March-2nd April Sydney
Cooma’s Little Athletics are proudly
sponsored by Hip Pocket, Cooma.
Coolamatong golf news
MEN’S RESULTS FEBRUARY 1:
It was cloudy and much cooler for
about 20 players in total to take to
the course, which remains very dry,
although we are most thankful to have
ample water for our greens, tees, and
approaches in this hot dry spell.
And today it was a case of turning
back the years when the winner
earned a special extra prize, by
beating his age.
Ross Thompson amassed 42
points, and shot a gross 76 to achieve
that major goal for the first time in a
long and successful golfing career.
Very well done Ross; it is quite a
Second, showing consistent form
after his 41 points last Sunday, was
Ken Kable again, this time with 39
Third and fourth were determined
on a count back with Bill Quin coming
third with 38 points, and Craig
WIlliams fourth, also on 38, and just
pipped for third.
Nearest the Pins 3rd: Clinton
Starr 8th: Craig Williams 15th: Laurie
Whitehead 17th: Chris Bevan
LADIES’ RESULTS FEBRUARY 1
The ladies played a stroke round in,
thankfully, much cooler conditions on
Wednesday, and returned some solid
scores on the day.
The winner, now back after the
busy summer season, was the
winner, Kylie Woodcock, with a net
75, followed by the Lady Captain
Jan O’Halloran, always in the mix,
with a net 78, and third was another
welcome returnee, Vickii Roarty, with
Nearest the Pins: 17th: Vickii
MEN’S RESULTS FEBRUARY 5
Another dry, but mostly cloudy day,
with a strong variable wind. The total
field was just over 30 players, and the
scoring was excellent with all players
scoring at least 30 points.
And the winner, with his best round
for some time, was Bruce Dorward
with 41 points, followed another
welcome returnee John Bottrill
with 40 points, and then it was a
countback, given that 5 players had
Third on the countback with 39
was Ken Kable and 4th, making a
welcome return after surgery, was
Bob Key with the same score.
NEAREST THE PINS: 3rd: Ross
Thompson 15th: Clinton Starr 17th:
LADIES’ RESULTS FEBRUARY 5
The ladies also had an excellent
round with good scoring; and the
winner was the Lady Captain, Jan
O’Halloran, with a net 76, followed
closely behind by the Lady Secretary,
Lorraine Key, with a net 77, on a
countback from Megan Bridgeman,
after braving NT floods; returning her
daughter to work in the outback, also
with a net 77.
NEAREST THE PINS: 8th: Jan
O’Halloran 17th: Jan O’Halloran.
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